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Assistant Professor in Design/ CLASS
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Date Posted Oct. 11, 2022
Title Assistant Professor in Design/ CLASS
University New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, NM, United States
Department CLASS
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sociology - Social Psychology
    Psychology - General
    Communications/Journalism (all)
    Social Sciences - General

CLASS department is looking for an Assistant Professor in Design. A successful candidate will teach classes within the field of design studies, theory, and/or studio and conduct relevant related research. Additional expertise in technical communication, social sciences, science and technology or related field is strongly desired. The teaching load is a 3-3, including both upper division classes and general education courses, including within the applicant’s specialty area, with research and service expectations. The position begins August 1, 2023. 

Combination of a PhD, or similar terminal degree, with the ability to teach college-level design courses. Preference will be given to those able to engage with the overall mission of New Mexico Tech and, at least partly, with the CLASS department’s long-term strategic plans to combine social science, communication, humanities, and the arts with the STEM fields, such as within user experience research, product design, and/or existing programs in technical communication and psychology. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups and/or who can connect their work to issues in gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity.

Communication, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences is a vibrant multidisciplinary department of scholars from Technical Communication, Science & Technology Studies, Graphic Design, Social Media/Film Studies, Psychology, Education, Philosophy, Spanish, History, and Composition Studies. In addition to supporting a strong BS program in Technical Communication, BS/BA in Psychology, and MS in Public Engagement, department faculty teach general education courses tailored to the needs of the student body and participate in interdisciplinary research and teaching efforts. New Mexico Tech (NMT) is a nationally-recognized Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics university and Hispanic-Serving Institution offering degrees through the PhD level. For more information about New Mexico Tech, visit

For best consideration, please apply by December 1, 2022. Review will continue until filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the contact information for three references, statements of teaching and research electronically, and a sample of writing or design work as a single PDF to Rosa Jaramillo in Human Resources at (cc Taylor Dotson) or hardcopy via mail to Director of Human Resources; New Mexico Tech, 801 Leroy Place, West Hall Box 198, Socorro, NM 87801. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Mark Samuels,

Excellent benefits (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, and a generous retirement plan.

New Mexico Tech is located in Socorro, in the scenic Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico, 75 miles south of Albuquerque with its many attractions, and 139 miles south of Santa Fe. Nearby mountains and desert canyons provide opportunities for excellent hiking, climbing, and mountain biking. The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located just south of Socorro along a major north-south flyway, offers some of the best birding in the USA.

  • NMT is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. NMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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  • Rosa Jaramillo
    Human Resources
    New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
    801 Leroy PL, HR
    Socorro, NM 87801
  • 15758356962
  • 15758355337


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